Maintaining Quality Quartz Countertops in Edmonton, Alberta

Blog submitted by PF Custom Countertops in Edmonton

If you are considering a kitchen renovation and searching for a durable and aesthetically pleasing countertop, you may want to think about installing quartz. Made from one of the toughest minerals, quartz is available in a wide range of colours, and can even be customized to resemble granite with sparkles and decorative patterns. Quartz slabs are crafted in PF Custom Countertops local factory and are made with approximately 94% ground quartz, polyester resins and pigments for a finished product. Unlike granite countertops that require a yearly protective topcoat, quartz countertops are less likely to stain or scratch, and do not require a sealant.

How to Properly Care for Your Quartz Countertops

Even though your quartz countertops in Edmonton are stain resistant, it’s a good idea to perform a good cleaning once in a while with soapy water to keep it in top shape. Read on to learn the do’s and don’ts of this versatile stone:


If there is a spill, be sure to wipe it right away with a wet cloth. You can then use a different cloth to pat dry the excess moisture.

If you notice a stubborn stain or dried food on your countertop, it’s best to use an object with soft edges to remove it. You can then use a damp cloth to wipe down the area and remove any marks.

When cleaning dust and dirt, use a wet sponge or cloth with a mixture of hot water and liquid detergent. Remember to rinse the soap off before preparing your food.

If you notice streaks, simply wash the area with water and then use a soft cloth to dry it. You can also try a mixture of water and white vinegar for effective streak removal.


To preserve the integrity of your countertop, avoid cleaning it with disinfectants that contain high alkaline/pH levels, like oven and stove top cleaners. Use water to quickly rinse the area if your countertop does come into contact with these types of cleaners.

Do not place hot pots and pans directly on your countertop, as sudden temperature fluctuations can damage the quartz. Always remember to place a protective pad beneath hot objects.

Try to use coasters whenever possible to avoid water ring marks.

Never use powders or oils on your countertop. If they happen to penetrate the area, rise with water and then pat dry with a soft cloth.

Never choose quartz for an outdoor cooking space, as the sun can cause the pigments to fade and the countertop to warp.

Have a question about quartz countertops? Contact PF Custom Countertops today at 888-484-0831 to find the best quartz countertops in Edmonton and surrounding areas. You can also visit our showroom or request a free-in-home estimate to get started.




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